JP Morgan and Electric Power: 100 years of misconduct

picture of Jamie Dimon, President of JP Morgan and US President Barrack Obama GENERAL ELECTRIC It has recently been reported that the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) may pursue criminal charges against JP Morgan for manipulating electricity prices in California and Michigan in 2010 and 2011 following the NY Times publication of an article […]

Attack on Detriot Public Schools Continues!‏

www.blogtalkradio.com/your-world-news Please join us this episode (May 13, 2010 at 7:30 PM EST) for our exclusive interview with Devon, a student activist from Detroit Michigan, as we talk about the continued attacks on his school system by corporations like Walmart and public officials who are doing their bidding. Devon has been working with the civil […]

Pass it on! Students and activists arrested at Governor of Michigan, Jennifer Granholm’s office over the decimation of public education in Detroit

  13 Arrested at Jennifer Granholm’s office in Lansing Michigan over public education and the wicked plans of Robert Bobb and his paymaster Eli Broad, the billionaire The Detroit News paper out of Lansing Michigan stated that two dozen demonstrators were staging a sit-in at the state Capitol today, May 12th,  to protest Robert Bobb’s […]

Message from BAMN: Florida – Less than 60 hours

Rep. Marco Rubio hits the campaign trail this week on a bus tour across the state. This provides an excellent opportunity to personally inform the U.S. Senate candidate, running against Governor Crist, how you feel about SB-6 and how his views will impact your vote in November.

ALL OUT TO WASHINGTON DC! DEFEND PUBLIC EDUCATION

The power of the movement is its independence and its understanding that it speaks for the majority. The student movement lifted all of us. The marches, sit-ins, occupations and rallies reminded us that when we stand and fight together, we can win and, maybe just as importantly, restore our own sense of collective purpose, joy, hope and optimism. To move this new movement forward and to move forward the civil rights, immigrant rights, and labor movements, we need to march on Washington.

Let the games begin! Detroit

During public comment prior to the Board’s closed session with attorneys community members present spoke out strongly, telling the board “You gotta do something for the people” and “You have the power, use it”. Speakers included teachers, parents, students, grandparents, great-grandparents, and bus drivers. What has previously been labeled as a radical dissident “splinter” group of teachers, is actually an entire community coming together to stand up for themselves”

Date change for March on Washington: April 10, 2010 at Noon

For the last six months, Education Secretary Arne Duncan has cynically and dishonestly hidden behind the needs of poor, black and Latina/o students to receive equal, quality educational opportunities, to institute his controversial, unpopular and educationally indefensible plan to create a national network of 5,000 publicly-financed, privately-run, minimally-regulated charter schools.

Go Detroit Teachers and Students! Unity puts Robert Bobb and the billionaire ‘boyz’ club under the lens of legal ‘discovery’

Detroit Teachers point the way forward: Resistance to privatization and racist anti-working class policies of Robert Bobb, aka “Eli Broad’ All eyes should be on Detroit where the poverty and inequality is glaring under the oppressive weight of ‘compassionate conservatism’ but where  the resistance is dazzling  .  Educational activists and all public and private workers  […]

Motor City: Robert Bobb’s ties to ‘billionaire’s boyz club’ exposed

Detroit Loses Race to the Top, thank God:  Robert Bobb finally under the gun for ethics violations According to the Detroit Free Press, Michigan lost in the 1st round of the federal school funding program known as Race to the Top.  However, Detroit teachers and their students know that this is a win for them […]

Corporate Barbarians at the Gate: Wal-Mart internships at Detroit Schools

As Donna Stern and I were finishing up a discussion by phone a few days ago, she and I mused over what is clearly emerging as the billionaire philanthropists’, corporate business elite and giant transnational corporations’ plan for Jamal and his class mates at Frederick Douglass and the other three Detroit High schools – turning public schools into vocational schools, stripping out arts, literature, music in favor of low-paying service jobs where students learn early that they are not supposed to go to college, that their lives have been predetermined by the Gods of capitalism.